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    19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan’s Office Pushing For Dream Act

    11/17/2017 07:17 pm ET

    19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan’s Office Pushing For Dream Act

    They were calling on Congress to protect young undocumented immigrants.

    By Kimberly Yam

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    One of the arrested protesters is led away by U.S. Capitol Police.

    Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.

    A coalition of Asian-American organizations were rallying to push Congress to pass the legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants. The 19 individuals were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, a spokesperson for U.S. Capitol Police told HuffPost.

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    Those arrested said they were prepared to face the consequences to defend the rights of the undocumented community.

    “I stood with my sisters and brothers to be arrested today because the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community can no longer stand idly by while Congress and the Trump administration criminalize immigrants and people of color,” Luisa Blue, who was one of those arrested and is a founding member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), told HuffPost.

    The people arrested, who were reportedly blocking Ryan’s office, were released the same day.

    The protesters were gathered outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office.
    APALA is part of the coalition, the AAPI Immigrant Organizing Table, as are the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium and the HANA Center, among others. They were demanding a “clean” Dream Act, which would provide a pathway for Dreamers to obtain citizenship without adding measures that would harm other immigrants.


    The push for the Dream Act, a longstanding wish of immigration reformers, has grown all the stronger since the Trump administration announced it would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program back in September. DACA was shielding some 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Some 21,000 of the 154,000 who were eligible to renew their DACA protections at least one more time were not able to do so by the Oct. 5 deadline.

    Congress now has until March 2018 to find some other way to protect those young people from being deported.

    While most Dreamers hail from Latin American countries, there were many Asian-Americans who were eligible for DACA as well. Some 16,000 undocumented Asian youth were shielded by the Obama-era program. And currently, there are about 1.7 million undocumented Asian immigrants in the U.S. The group represents the fastest growing demographic among undocumented immigrants.

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    Make sure their immigration status is checked before releasing them!
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    If they checked their immigration status and if illegal deported them, then that would stop this nonsense. Only in our country it seems can illegals protest and demand with only a slap on the wrist.
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    How delightful. They need to keep this up. Let them miss work, have families disrupted trying to help them out and maybe some of this nonsense will stop.

    The audacity of foreign citizens going before the Congress of the United States and making any demands of representatives of American citizens. How galling.
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    Those arrested said they were prepared to face the consequences to defend the rights of the undocumented community.
    There are, or should be, no rights for them to protect!
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    DEPORT EVERY PROTESTER WHO IS IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY.

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    For a time, the second largest illegal immigrant population in the US were Chinese.....
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